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Institutional Development Advisor-IYCD

at Catholic Relief Services
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Education
Currency UGX


Institutional Development Advisor-IYCD, Uganda
Organisation: Catholic Relief Services

Closing date: 28 Nov 2019
Job Title: Technical Advisor II - PCS
Reports to: ICYD STA
Department: ICYD
Salary Grade: 10

Job Summary:
A key objective of ICYD is to strengthen the capacity of 4-6 local partner organizations to become direct prime recipients of USAID/Uganda by the end of Year 2, after which they will continue to provide critical OVC services in a sustainable manner. As Institutional Development Advisor (IDA), you will provide technical advice, guidance, and support in the area of institutional capacity strengthening of partner local organizations in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.

Your technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS' ICYD and localization programming is within Uganda and globally. You will oversee project partner institutional capacity needs assessments, and ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of institutional development plans specific to each local partner organization through the end of Year 2. In Years 3-5 of the project, you will oversee project technical assistance provided to local OVC service providers to ensure the organizational health needed for quality, sustainable OVC service delivery.


Demonstrated understanding of capacity strengthening/institutional development principles and approaches, including capacity building, institutional strengthening and accompaniment.
Demonstrated results from capacity strengthening and technical assistance to local organizations and/or government, including quantifiable capacity and/or performance milestones achieved; demonstrated success facilitated transition of activities and resources to local organizations.
Demonstrated experience and skills to represent the organization at the highest levels at meetings with donors, government, international NGOs, local partners -- faith-based and civil society; experience working with large donors, USAID and PEPFAR preferred.

Experience Requirements

Minimum of ten years of work experience, with progressive responsibilities, in project management in the development context with international organizations or health programs.
Minimum of five years relevant international working experience in organizational development and capacity strengthening within a development context.
Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices for capacity strengthening and partnership building through formal and informal methods.
Expertise in the development and effective application of capacity strengthening tools and approaches resulting in increased organizational capacity and performance.

Education Requirements

A Master's degree in development, organizational development, public administration or another relevant subject required.